Software Solutions Architect London, GBR

Your Opportunity to Define Possible . Our Opportunity t o Deliver the Nation's Security . Together.

Salary: £ 72,000 - £100,000

Role clearance type: You must be able to gain and maintain the highest level of UK Government clearance

Location: London

About Your Opportunity:

A key member of the Engineering team that will ensure our solutions are fit for purpose, well architected to deliver the capability required today and extend in future with ease and identify opportunities to extend and diversify the delivery of our capability into new customer sets.

Day to day you will play a crucial role in managing senior stakeholders both internally and externally that will be both technical and non-technical in demonstrating the capability of Northrop Grumman within the National Security sector. This will involve supporting development of project team's designs and engineering approaches, providing rationale to senior customer stakeholders for project designs. In addition, you will coach and mentor others in the business to aid their understanding of the National Security sector and technical best practices.

Your Benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.

  • Flexible Benefits Package - choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.

  • Employee Incentive Programme - exceptional performance is recognized through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel.

  • Career Development - opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Identifying the most appropriate technical solution to solve present and future capability needs.

  • Develop architectures that are easily understood by technical and non-technical staff of all experience levels.

  • Support projects in achieving their goals and milestones by embedding self as a peer within the team.

  • Be a focal point for key stakeholders both internally and externally to build confidence and credibility for the business.

  • Identify opportunities to diversify delivery of our capability to adjacent sectors and assist writing the technical responses for new bids.

Your Experience:

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in solution architecting, utilising techniques and tools to help communicate the solution.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of large scale Cloud architecture as well as on-premises infrastructure would be a plus.

  • Demonstrable experience of managing senior level stakeholders, building relationships and confidence for an engineering team.

  • Experience within National Security sector.

Competency/Skill requirements:

  • Excellent client relationship-building skills based on a passion to solve our clients' complex mission challenges: a collaborative individual with the confidence and integrity to earn customer and internal stakeholders' confidence.

  • Excellent strategist and communicator who can provide clear and concise messaging both externally to clients and internally within Northrop Grumman.

  • Excellent leadership skills in engaging Northrop Grumman's workforce in our technical strategy and what it means to them and to foster innovation (in line with the technical strategy towards areas of future market growth).

  • Adept at dealing with competing priorities and deadlines at a leadership level. A good coach and delegator to enable force multiplication.

Your Future Team:

As a solutions architect you will work with a range of customers across our Customer base. Customer projects will vary in length and complexity and may be on prem or cloud based. The variety of options will require you adapt and pivot to the customer needs, upskilling and adapting where necessary.

We believe that creating a team that values diversity and fosters inclusion is essential to great performance. We know the best ideas come from diversity of thought, background, perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry . We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

About Our Responsibilities:

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We'll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business.

We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And w ithin a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.

How to Apply:

Interested in our opportunity?

Yes - then simply submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by one of our expert recruiters who'll then respond advising you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates.

Possibly, I'd like to find out more - then connect direct with , where one of our recruitment business partners will be happy to support you with any enquires.

Background checks and potentially security clearance form part of the recruitment process, our team will inform you of the procedures when required.

Northrop Grumman UK:

Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation's security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.

UK Cyber & Intelligence Business:

Our UK Cyber & Intelligence business combines modern software development approaches with a rich heritage and experience in the Defence and security sectors. Our customers have complex and sensitive data and information requirements requiring a mission partner who quickly understands the context, delivering and sustaining a portfolio of challenging technology projects at scale and pace, supporting them through an ambitious digital transformation programme.

Find out more : https://www.northropgrum



Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce.